Using the traditional design of a kete, Mandy has used upcycled venetian blinds to create a shining galaxy. The perforations in the aluminium lets thousands of light dots shine thru (3rd Image). This kete looks stunning when displayed on its side (2nd Image). As the light changes so will the visual and it looks fantastic at night with seed lights nestled inside.
Mandy expresses her connection to her ancestors and multiculturalism (Ngapuhi whakapapa and the first European settlers) thru weaving (Raranga).